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Monday, 30 May 2016

Latest news from Brent and Harrow PSC


Join us in Central London on Saturday June 4th 11am-2pm

All PSC Branches around the country are taking action on Saturday 4th June, as part of a co-ordinated Day of Action across the UK, with a common message and a common approach. The key focus is to raise public awareness of the Occupation and HP’s role.
  • HP is now a key target for the Boycott National Committee (BNC) and is part of PSC’s overall plan.
  • The objective of the Day of Action is to highlight HP’s deep participation in Israel’s brutal Occupation and its apartheid system and to encourage more and more people to sign the pledge not to buy HP products.
WHERE? See your B&H PSC email for details of Central London venue

The leafleting will take place between 11am and 2pm.

If you can take part please contact: mafran@globalnet.co.uk

  • HP is the second largest investor in Israeli Information Technology (IT). Its technology and equipment facilitate both the illegal Israeli occupation and apartheid, especially through the development of its biometric system used for population and territorial control and surveillance of Palestinians both inside Israel and in the occupied Palestinian territory.
  • The Checkpoints – HP's Basel system is installed at the Israeli military checkpoints in the occupied West Bank. This deprive Palestinians of freedom of movement in violation of international law. When the Presbyterian Church wrote to the company about this, it replied saying that this: ‘reduc(es) friction between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers at barrier checkpoints while expediting the passage process’.
  • The Israeli Military – HP provided the IT infrastructure for the Israeli Navy, thereby helping to enforce the blockade of Gaza, and supplies the computer systems for the Ministry of Defence.
  • The settlements - HP employs settlers in Beithar Illit and provides services and technologies to two of the largest in the occupied West Bank (Modi'in Illit and Ariel).
  • Biometric ID cards - occupied territories - HP facilitates Israeli control of the Palestinian population of the occupied West Bank with its biometric identification of Palestinian civilians. The ID numbers for these Green cards that bear the PNA insignia are assigned by Israel, which controls the Palestinian population registry.
  • Biometric ID cards – citizens of Israel - HP facilitates Israeli apartheid with the development of its biometric system that differentiates between Palestinian and Jewish citizens of Israel, among other ethnicities and religions. In other words, "this system takes to a new level of technology the stratification of citizenship rights."
  • Certainly in 2012, the HP Labs based at Technion University (Haifa) was its largest centre for research and development. (Technion itself is considered highly complicit in the Occupation and the Siege and attacks on Gaza being a base for research and development for a wide range of military equipment, with close links to Rafael Advanced Defence Systems and Elbit Systems. (working mainly on surveillance and attack drones.
We are again leafleting mosques during Ramadan with postcards to persuade people not to buy Israeli dates. Leafleting takes place from 1pm on Fridays. If you would like to take part please contact Martin Francis on mafran@globalnet.co.uk The first leafelting is this Friday, June 3rd at Brent Central Mosque, Station Road, Willesden Green.

Julia Bard of the Jewish Socialists Group will lead a discussion on this at the next Brent Stop the War Meeting on Monday June 13th, 7.30pm Brent Trades Hall, 375 High Road, Willesden, NW10 2JR (Dollis Hill tube)

Fundraising party in a beautiful Willesden Garden. Ticket price includes all entertainment and a deliciously varied buffet with plenty of vegetarian options as well as meat, fish, salads and desserts.
Performers include:
MC and Socialist Magician Ian Saville www.redmagic.co.uk
From the Lyrical to the Satirical with singer-songwriter Leon Rosselson www.leonrosselson.co.uk
Soula Ensemble performing Arabic music of many kinds:
Muwashah from the Arabic-Andalusian tradition, modern songs (Fairouz, Marcel Khalife) and Palestinian songs https://m.facebook.com/SoulaEnsemble/
Drinks, raffle and stall with Palestinian goods extra
Brent Stop the War email brentstopthewar@gmail.com or ring Sarah on 07951 084 101
Brent and Harrow Palestine Solidarity Campaign email brent2harrowpsc@outlook.com or ring Martin on 020 83913
Sunday, 10 July 2016 from 16:00 to 21:30 (BST) - Add to Calendar
A beautiful garden in Willesden Green - Address will be disclosed on payment, London, NW2

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